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Avanti Adds Bonus Commission for Off-Season Bookings
Available on bookings made through February 28, 2018. | Avanti Destinations

To help agents sell more independent travel all year long, Avanti Destinations has launched Go365, an informational and marketing campaign including specially negotiated prices on European winter itineraries and bonus travel agent commissions for off-season bookings to Europe, Asia, Central and South America. Avanti sells exclusively through travel agents.

The vast majority of American travelers visit Europe during the warmer months, said Harry Dalgaard, Avantis president and founder, in a written release. We want to help agents point out to their clients that there are many excellent reasons to see Europe in the cooler months – fewer crowds, shorter lines at museums, lower air and hotel rates, and far more cultural events.

Avantis new Go 365 e-brochure includes 27 customizable city stays and vacation packages, many designed specifically for October-March travel. A webinar on the campaign is scheduled for Thursday, July 20.

Bonus Commissions

Agents can earn an early booking bonus commission of $100 for each booking of at least $2,500 made by August 31, 2017, for travel between October 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018. For each booking of $1,500 or more made between September 1, 2017, and February 28, 2018, for travel between October 1, 2017, and March 31, 2018, the Go 365 bonus commission is $50.

Avantis six regional sales directors located around the U.S. will provide agents with a flyer describing the Go 365 campaign and the bonus commissions.

Off-Season Customizable Vacations

Some of the 27 featured off-season vacations (land-only) in the Go 365 e-brochure, which can all be customized to add more nights, activities, transfers or destinations, include:

 

London City Break – 5 days/4 nights at a 4-star hotel with Oyster Card and London Illuminations Tour. Starts at $499 per person, double occupancy.

Rome City Break – 5 days/4 nights at a 4-star Superior hotel, with private arrival and departure transfers, private city tour and one 3-course dinner. From $855.

Switzerland Winter Wonderland – 5 days/4 nights in Lucerne and Interlaken, includes horse-drawn sleigh ride, Jungfraunoch excursion, night sledding and fondue dinner. From $1,425.

Rovaniemi (Finland) Santa Claus Safari & Dog Sledding – 4 days/3 nights from $1,069.

Tromso (Norway) Northern Lights Tour & Snowmobile Safari – 4 days/3 nights from $1,289.

Costa Rica: Rainforest, Volcano & Beach – 9 days/8 nights in San Jose, Tortuguero, Arenal, and Guanacaste. Includes all ground transfers, canopy tour, boat tour in Tortuguero and daily breakfast.  From $1,795.

Ultimate Peru – 9 days/8 nights in Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Puno, private tour Machu Picchu, tours in Lima, Sacred Valley, Cuzco, Uros and Taquile Islands, daily breakfast. From $3,225.

(New) Thailand Escapes – 9 days, 8 nights in Bangkok at 5-star 137 Pillars Suites & Residences and in Phuket at 5-star The Slate. Includes two private tours in Bangkok, Phi Phi Islands tour, Hong by Starlight tour, daily breakfast. From $2,535.

(New) Beauty of Bali – 8 days, 7 nights in Ubud (inland) and Seminyak (beach), including private arrival & departure transfers in each city, 2 private sightseeing tours (Ubud), private Indonesian cooking class, private Uluwatu traditional dance and dinner tour, daily breakfast. From $1,999.

Visit www.avantidestinations.com

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CIE Tours Offering Bonus Commission For Agents
Offer is good through July 21, 2017. | CIE Tours

Through July 21, CIE Tours is offering travel agents a $50 bonus commission when they book any nine- or 10-day Best of Britain tour using the code: BRITIANSBEST.

The four-star vacation package starts at $2,198 through 2017. Guests who book now for 2018 receive a 5 percent discount, and rates start at $2,090 per person. 

Guests travel to England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales with a guide. Daily guided sightseeing, accommodations, daily full breakfast, most dinners, including specialty dinners with entertainment, WiFi on coaches, and all on –tour transportation are included. 

Highlights of the tour include Windsor Castle, Liverpool, the city popularized by The Beatles, Edinburgh Castle, Stonehenge, Tower of London, and more. For those who travel in August, guests may see the famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo with reserved seats.  

CIE Tours Vice President of Sales Carol Doherty said that the Best of Britain tour is a great introduction for first-time travelers to the UK as it showcases many popular locations in a short period of time.

The company is celebrating 85 years of business and offers fully inclusive guided tours of Ireland, Scotland, England, and Wales as well a tour of Eastern Europe and Italy. Tours are given by Irish and British based tour directors and are protected by the $550+ Advantage, which guarantees that travelers are never charged for extras that are normally considered optional by other tour companies. It offers both group travel and personalized private itineraries for smaller groups. 

For more information visit their website at cietours.com or call 1-800-243-8687. 

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United Vacations Announced as Karisma’s Preferred Partner for July
The booking deadline for this deal is July 31. | Karisma Hotels & Resorts

Karisma Hotels & Resorts, a hotel collection that owns and manages properties in the CaribbeanMexico and beyond, recently announced that United Vacations has been selected as Karisma’s Preferred Partner for the month of July.  

The Karisma Preferred Partner program goal is to highlight a different tour operator from the U.S. or Canada each month, offering a variety of special activities to drive excitement and motivation while providing training on Karisma Hotels & Resorts and the "Gourmet Inclusive Experience."

Partners that are chosen to participate in the Karisma Preferred Partner program enjoy a range of benefits, including training support, sales incentives and assistance, weekly contests, and web, social media, and press exposure. 

The training, which takes place prior to the start of the month, focuses on reservations, groups, and sales with the intention of providing a better understanding of Karisma Hotels & Resorts’ fundamental differentiators, including the signature Gourmet Inclusive Experience. Incentives can include complimentary stays and the chance to enter to win a grand prize giveaway.
 
With July’s promotion, United Vacations’ clients will receive up to $600 off per room booked and up to a $1,000 resort credit. Resort credits can be applied towards wine credit, spa massage, and a romantic candlelit dinner. For vacations booked at Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana, kids stay free when staying with two paying adults. 

Bookings made at Generations Riviera Maya will receive an exclusive dolphin experience and complimentary private transfers. Private transfers are also applicable to bookings at El Dorado Seaside Suites and Palafitos – Overwater Bungalows at El Dorado Maroma. These offers are available for clients when booking by July 31. Travel agents earn $30 on Agent Bonus Cash on every booking made. Gourmet Inclusive Vacation Consultants can earn up to 21 percent commission. 

The promotion is only available for new bookings with a minimum stay of three nights – valid at all El Dorado Spa Resorts, Azul Beach Resorts, Generations Resorts, and Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts.

Visit www.unitedvacationsagent.com and www.karismahotels.com

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CroisiEurope Lets Children Under 16 Cruise for Free This Summer
July 1 to August 27, 2017. | CroisiEurope $1,421 to $2,523

Children under the age of 16 can take a river cruise free of charge this summer thanks to CroisiEurope

This deal comes in conjunction with the cruise company’s latest Family Club deal and grants families a second cabin so that they can stay onboard together throughout their stay. The Family Club deal also offers families the standard offering of all meals, unlimited beverages and excursions on all programs. 

Children also have the opportunity to participate in supervised water games, activities and perform in the cruise’s closing entertainment show. 

During the summer 2017 travel season, children under age 16 can travel free on cruises sailing to some of CroisiEurope’s most popular destinations including the Douro Valley in Portugal and Salamanca, Spain; Andalusia; and Venice and its lagoon. CroisiEurope cruises sailing to Croatia and Montenegro allow families to save 30 percent on children 16 years of age and younger. 

CroisiEurope’s trip to Croatia and Montenegro lasts eight days, includes departures on July 6, 13, 20, 27 and August 10, 2017 and has prices starting from $2,523 per person. The six-day cruise to the Douro Valley and Salamanca departs on July 27, August 1, 6 and 11, 2017 and starts from $1,421 per person. Cruise ships venturing to Andalusia for CroisiEurope’s Traditions, Gastronomy and Flamenco cruise lasts eight days and includes departures on July 9 and 16 as well as August 1, 9 and 17, 2017 and starts from $1,805. The Venice cruise starts from $1,429, departs on July 1, 6, 25 and 30 as well as August 8, 13 and 27, 2017 and brings travelers to the Doge’s Palace as well as Venice’s lagoon islands of Burano, Murano, Padua, Ferrara and Verona. 

For more information on CroisiEurope, visit croisieuroperivercruises.com or call 800-768-7232.
 

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"Sip and Sail" Offer From Princess Cruises
Available for cruises sailing summer 2018 and 2019. | Princess Cruises

Guests can drink for free thanks to The Sip and Sail package from Princess Cruises. All cruises and cruise tours sailing summer 2018 and 2019 are included in the deal. 

The promotion offers all-inclusive beverages for two people when guests book a balcony, mini-suite, or suite stateroom. Additionally, guests will receive reduced fares and free Unlimited Soda & More Packages for third and fourth guests.

The All-Inclusive Beverage Package includes any individual beverage item such as soda, juice, and bottled water as well as alcoholic cocktails, spirits, wines and beers up to $10 retail value. Guests also receive discounts on bottles of wine purchased in the bars, dining room or in stateroom.

For those who book a mini-suite or suite before July 5, 2017, a bonus offer of free specialty dining is included. 

Guests can also book and receive these offers with a special reduced deposit of $100 per person for first through fourth guests in a stateroom.

Included in the deal are some of Princess Cruises’ new 2018-2019 Exotics Program itinerary listings. 

Princess Cruises offers more than 150 different itineraries on six continents. Cruises range from three to 111 days. Princess Cruises is part of Carnival Corporation and is one of the largest cruise lines in the world. 

The company has been awarded Best in Travel by "Money Magazine," Best Ocean Cruise Line, three-years running by "USA Today," and Best Cruise Line for Food Lovers by "Food and Wine Magazine."

For more information check out Princess Cruises’ website at www.princess.com.

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Bahia Principe Offers Family Friendly Vacation Deals
Available for stays through October 31, 2017. | Bahia Principe

Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts, an all-inclusive hotel company with properties in the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Jamaica, has a “Kids Stay Free” program available for stays through October 31, 2017.

The offer includes the new five-star Luxury Bahia Principe Fantasia Don Pablo Collection and Grand Bahia Principe Turquesa, where the first child stays free; and Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana, where up to two kids stay free. 

Family suites in select hotels offer welcome packages including children’s bath kits and bathrobes. Kid friendly amenities include minibar milkshakes and soft drinks, children’s mini-clubs, and spa treatments for kids.

The Bahia Scouts program offers kids the chance to explore the Riviera Maya’s environment and learn about its local plants and animals. Scouts are supervised and broken up by their age group. Other activities the Scouts program offers includes piñata making, karaoke, fruit carving, tree planting, eco-tours and more. For the sporty kid, water polo, soccer, and mini-Olympics games are offered.

Bahia Principe also recently opened a new waterpark at the Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica. The newly opened Luxury Bahia Principe Fantasia Don Pablo Collection in Punta Cana has a pool with a fairy tale castle, complete with its own moat and drawbridge.

Other family-friendly features at Fantasia include a Kids Club with costume workshops, arts and crafts, cooking classes, expeditions, and a waterpark. The Fantasia Teens Club for guests 12 to 17 is equipped with a gym, movie theater, DJ dance floor, video consoles, pool table, and spa.

When parents are looking for some time alone, babysitting services are available. 

For more information, visit www.bahiaprincipe.com

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Azamara Club Cruises Launches "Nights on Us" Promotion
Booking window: 6/1/17 – 8/31/17 | Azamara Club Cruises

Launched on June 1, 2017, Azamara Club Cruises' newest offer - the Nights On Us promotion - provides travelers complimentary nights for voyages in 2018; the longer an itinerary, the more complimentary nights travelers receive.

Nights On Us Promotion Details:

  • Booking window: June 1, 2017 – August 31, 2017
  • Nine nights or less = two complimentary nights on Azamara
  • 10 nights to 14 nights = three complimentary nights on Azamara
  • 15 nights or longer = four complimentary nights on Azamara

As an added bonus, travelers who book 12+ months out will receive even more savings by combining with Azamara’s Early Booking Bonus. The Early booking Bonus grants guests up to $1,000 per suite and $500 per stateroom in on board credit. Guests can also take advantage of the Club Spa Suite Special, which offers guests a $200 spa credit when they book the Club Spa Suite

Offer applies to new, individual bookings and non-contracted group bookings named and fully deposited during the offer period. Offer is combinable with reduced single supplement rates, back to back savings, onboard booking savings, Le Club Voyage quarterly savings. Offer is not combinable with Interline, Travel Agent, Net Rates, Employee or other Deep Discount rates.. 

Azamara Club Cruises offer inclusive amenities including: complimentary AzAmazing Evenings, select standard spirits, international beers and wines; gratuities; bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees and teas; self-service laundry; shuttle service to and from port communities and concierge services for personal guidance and reservations. 

Azamara's two ships, Azamara Quest and Azamara Journey, each have a capacity of 690 guests and sail to smaller ports often untouched by larger cruise ships. 

Visit www.azamaraclubcruises.com

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Oceania Cruises Offers Flight Upgrade to OLife Choice Guests
Bookings must be made by June 30, 2017
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Oceania Cruises

Oceania Cruises has announced a flight upgrade special as part of its signature OLife Choice package. For as little as $149 extra, guests can secure premium economy seats for over 100 European sailings in 2018. 

When booking a cruise, guests can choose to strictly pay the price for the sailing, or they can purchase the OLife Choice package, which includes free unlimited internet, airfare (where applicable), bonus savings and the choice of the following: free shore excursions, free house beverage package, or shipboard credit. 

The flight upgrade promotion is offered to guests in all stateroom categories and carriers include (but are not limited to) British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Air France, Scandanavian Airlines, Air Canada, and Icelandair. Pending the airline, travelers can take advantage of priority boarding, extra luggage allowance, spacious seats with abundant legroom, full meal and bar service, and personal entertainment systems. 

Capacity is limited and the promotion is capacity controlled. To reserve the special, bookings must be made by June 30, and capacity is limited. Additionally, the carrier and routing are at the discretion of Oceania Cruises.

OLifeChoice amenities are per stateroom,based on double occupancy and subject to change. Free Internet is one per stateroom; Owner’s, Vista & Oceania Suites receive access for two devices per suite. OLife Choice free shore excursions vary by voyage and exclude Oceania Choice, Oceania Exclusive, Executive Collection, Food & Wine Trails, Wellness and Culinary Discovery Tours. Voyages up to nine  days receive four free shore excursions;10-13 days receive six free shore excursions; 14+ days receive eight free shore excursions. If shore excursion amenity is selected, all excursions must be chosen at least 14 days prior to sailing. 

Visit www.oceaniacruises.com

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Pleasant Holidays Announces Year-Round Discounts at Four Hawaiian Hotels
Pleasant Holidays' hotel packages are available all year. | Pleasant Holidays

Pleasant Holidays recently introduced new summer discount packages at four Hawaiian hotels.

Available all year, these packages include exclusive hotel rates and added values that can save hundreds of dollars, including daily breakfast and 15 percent savings on resort spa treatments. 

These packages are a solid option for a quick weekend getaway or a leisurely island vacation of a week or more, and feature four resort options, including the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay on Hawaii Island and The Westin Maui Resort & Spa on Maui. Also included are the Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa and The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, both located on Oahu.

Travelers can book the activity in advance or by visiting a Pleasant Activities Vacation Center. Fees and surcharges are excluded and must be paid for both tours; limited to one complimentary activity per booking.

Visit www.pleasantholidays.com

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Waikiki Beach Hotel Celebrates Anniversary With 20 Percent Discount
Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach's anniversary rate is valid now through December 22. Find out more. | Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach

Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach will soon reach its first full year in Waikiki. In celebration, the hotel is offering a limited-time 20 percent off rate on their modern one- and two-bedroom suites.

After undergoing an extensive $115 million redevelopment in June 2016, the property reopened as Oahu’s first Hilton Garden Inn (HGI) and the largest HGI in the world at 623 guest rooms. 

Guests will be able to experience high wooden ceilings, bordered by gallery-lit Hawaiian kapa prints on reclaimed wood and a color palette that pays homage to the beauty of the islands through natural materials, finishes and textures.

“Within our first year, we’ve had a tremendous positive response from travelers all over the world,” said John Taffin, general manager of Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach, in a written release. “This is in no small part due to the wonderful staff here at the hotel. Our original leadership team who opened the property is still here and has been dedicated to improving the guest experience since day one.”

With its modern living room-style lobby, thoughtful amenities and no resort fee, Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach puts guests just two blocks from the beach and in the heart of Waikiki among the best shopping and dining the island has to offer. 

In addition, the Waikiki property features 529 square feet of meeting space, a 24-hour business center with a boarding pass printing station, computer, printer and copier. An on-site Activities Concierge Desk is also available to assist with local dining and entertainment options.

The hotel’s anniversary rate is valid now through December 22 and can be booked at www.hgiwaikikibeach.com. Enter promotional code “HAWAII” for this special anniversary rate.

Visit www.hgiwaikikibeach.com

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Uniworld Extends "You Deserve The Best Upgrade" Promotion
Book by June 30, 2017 | Uniworld

Originally launched for a limited time in March, Uniworld has announced an extension of its "You Deserve the Best Upgrade" - a promotion that offers accommodation upgrades and air incentive travel on select 2017 itineraries in Europe, Egypt, India and Vietnam

Guests who book select voyages by June 30, 2017, will receive a complimentary stateroom upgrade. Those who purchase business class flights from Uniworld with their trip will also receive a $1,000 credit per person on the cruise fare. 

Among the select European itineraries compatible with this promotion are the Splendors of Italy and the Gems of Northern Italy itineraries. Splendors of Italy is a 15-day journey from Milan to Rome. The 10-day Gems of Northern Italy itinerary begins in Milan, home to Da Vinci’s The Last Supper, and ends in Venice.

Additional departures include the Rhine Main Discovery & Munich Itinerary and the Paris & Normandy itinerary. Rhine Main Discovery is a ten-day trip from Munich to Cologne and the eight-day Paris & Normandy itinerary cruises from Paris through Normandy’s countryside aboard Uniworld’s newest ship, the S.S. Joie de Vivre.

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection features offers a fleet of ships with an average capacity of 130 guests. The cruise line offers exclusive excursions, gourmet cuisine and one of the highest staff-to-guest ratio in the river cruise industry. 

Visit www.uniworld.com

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African Travel, Inc. Offers Bonus Commission on 2017 Safaris
Booking window May 25-November 30, 2017 | African Travel, Inc.

With peak travel season to Africa upon us, African Travel, Inc., is offering travel agents an additional $100 bonus commission on any 2017 safari of five nights or more. Whether it's partaking in a game drive in the African savanna, immersing in the local culture or embarking on an adventure, African Travel Inc. has a variety of activities for every kind of traveler. 

For over 40 years, African Travel, Inc. has been dedicated solely to planning and operating African safaris. The company's long term relationships with local safari lodges, hotels and transportation companies allows them to secure space and continually deliver travelers both value and service, the company said. 

Available safaris include: 

  • Botswana Winged Safari Vacation: 10 days from $8,665 per person
  • Under Kenyan Skies: Eight days from $7,595 per person
  • Venture into Southern Africa: 11 days from $8,495 per person
  • World's Greatest Show & Safari - Serengeti: 12 days from $10,445 per person
  • Marine and Wildlife Encounter: 10 days from $5,545 per person
  • Southern Explorer: 10 days from $4,295
  • The Connoisseur's Collection 2017 Luxury: 14 days from $19,995 per person
  • Tantalizing Tanzania Luxury: Nine days from $13,095 per person
  • The Last Refuge Luxury: Nine days from $12,265 per person
  • Southern Africa Hinterland Deluxe: 13 days from $11,695 per person
  • UNESCO's Tanzania: 10 days from $9,095 per person
  • African Sampler: 11 days from $8,795 per person
  • Venture into Southern Africa: 11 days from $8,495 per person

All prices are in US Dollars per person based on double occupancy accommodations unless otherwise stated. A 50 percent deposit is due at the time of booking to confirm Air Inclusive packages.

To see the full list of available safaris, visit www.africantravelin.com/safaris

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South African Airways Offers Savings for Kenya Packages
Available for departures beginning November 1, 2017 through December 9, 2017 | South African Airways Starting at $3,750

South African Airways Vacations (SAA Vacations) is offering an eight-day discover Kilimanjaro and the Masai Mara air-inclusive vacation package starting at $3,750* per person (restrictions apply). The package is available for departures beginning November 1, 2017, through December 9, 2017, with roundtrip Economy Class air transportation from New York – JFK International Airport to Nairobi, Kenya on South African Airways, hotel accommodations, safari game drives and sightseeing activities. 

In a written release,  SAA Vacations president Terry Von Guilleaume said, "this special offer introduces Kenya to those travelers who wish to experience diverse wildlife in Amboseli National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park and the Masai Mara."

The "Discover Kilimanjaro and Masai Mara" includes:

  • Round-trip international economy airfare
  • One night accommodation in Nairobi at the Jacaranda Hotel on a bed & breakfast basis
  • Two nights' accommodations in the Masai Mara at the Masai Mara Sopa Lodge
  • Two nights' accommodations at the Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge
  • Scenic boat excursion on Lake Naivasha
  • Two nights' accommodations in Amboseli National Park at the Amboseli Sopa Lodge
  • Most meals (seven breakfasts, six lunches and six dinners)
  • Ground transfers, English speaking guides and meet & greet services
  • All safari game drives, park fees & activities. 

Travelers must book by June 09, 2017. 

South African Airways Vacations uses South African Airways' route network to create packages for travel throughout South Africa, Botswana, Victoria Falls, Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Tanzania, Senegal, Ghana and the Indian Ocean Islands

For additional information on the Discover Kilimanjaro and Masai Mara package visit: www.flysaavacations.com

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Regent Seven Seas Cruises Announces Book Now Bonus Offer
Valid for bookings made from April 1 through May 31, 2017 | Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Regent Seven Seas Cruises is offering a limited-time Book Now Bonus Offer. With the offer, guests can receive a $500 shipboard credit per new suite booking to apply toward select Alaska adventures while sailing aboard Seven Seas Mariner. Additionally, Seven Seas Mariner will sail Alaskan waters from late May through August 2017 and offer guests an expansive catalog of free and unlimited shore excursions. 

For example, the July 5, 2017, will cruise up to Hubbard Glacier's 325-foot-face so guests can potentially witness iceberg calvings. Guests can also try their hand at panning for gold when calling on Skagway; hike at Tongass National Forest, cruise George Inlet; and spot humpback whales aboard a catamaran at Juneau

Guests can apply their $500 shipboard credit toward Regent Choice options, a curated collection of immersive experience. Due to their uniqueness and individual or small-group basis, Regent Choice experience carry an additional charge. With the shipboard credit, guests can choose from a selection of Regent Choice offerings to secure a spot on an Alaskan adventure. 

On the same July 5, 2017 voyage aboard Seven Seas Mariner, guests can utilize their shipboard credits on a three-hour, six-guest salmon sport-fishing excursion from Sitka, where they have additional option to process and ship their catch home. From Skagway, guests can choose a rafting ride through the Valley of the Eagles to catch sight of raptors diving for fish among towering mountains, hanging glaciers and forestry.

The Book Now Bonus offer is valid for bookings made from April 1 through May 31, 2017 on all 2017 Alaska voyages. U.S. and Canadian travel agents also will receive up to a US $200 gift card for each new booking they make for their clients in these regions. Guests must register the code “Book Now” at the time of reservation in order to receive the offer, and travel agents must register for the gift card at www.RSSC.com/booknow by June 14, 2017. Furthermore, the Book Now Bonus offer is combinable with the doubled Ambassador Offer for 25th Anniversary voyages, public National Account promotions, and Seven Seas Society savings of up to $700 per suite for returning guests.

Visit www.rssc.com

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Royal Caribbean Celebrates Moms With Month-Long Offer
May 1-May 31, 2017 | Royal Caribbean

Throughout the month of May, Royal Caribbean is showing its appreciation for mothers with the 'Maycation' offer - taking 30 percent off every guest and giving families the chance to travel together. A family can board Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas for a seven-night western Caribbean itinerary departing Fort Lauderdale, Florida on June 10, 2017, making ports of call to Nassau, Bahamas; Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas; and Basseterre, St. Kitts, with rates starting as low as $885 per person. 

Offer is only valid for travel on or after June 1, 2017 and must be booked between May 1 and May 31, 2017. The offer excludes all China departures and prices may vary depending on timing/availability. Travelers can book by logging into www.RoyalCaribbean.com, calling 1-800-Royal-Caribbean or contacting a travel agent. 

Coming 2018, Royal Caribbean will debut the newest member of its fleet: Symphony of the Seas.The ship will sail for the first time from Barcelona, Spain, in April 2018, offering summer itineraries in the Mediterranean. Starting April 21, the ship will sail seven-night itineraries from Barcelona to Palma de Mallorca, Spain; Provence, France; Florence/Pisa, Rome and Naples/Capri, Italy. Highlights will include visits to Barcelona's La Sagrada Familia Cathedral and tours of the museums of Florence. Roundtrip sailings from Rome will also be available.

Royal Caribbean’s Oasis class of ships is notable for their high passenger count and distinct seven-neighborhood design. The last Oasis class ship, Harmony of the Seas, was the largest cruise ship in the world when it made its debut last May. 

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Tauck Waives Single Supplement on Select Cruises
N/A | Tauck

As Tauck begins its 2017 season in the coming weeks, the company will be welcoming solo travelers with special savings, including waiving the single supplement on its category one European riverboat cabins. The waived supplement applies to every category one cabin on every Tauck riverboat, on every departure of every Tauck river cruise itinerary. In all, the single supplement is being waived on over 230 Tauck river cruise departures for the coming year. In addition, Tauck is reducing the single supplement by up to $1,000 on 187 departures of 64 itineraries to five continents.

In addition to waiving the single supplement, Tauck is also taking $1,000 off the price for solo travelers booking category four and five cabins on 47 departures of 16 different river cruises. Elsewhere in Europe, Tauck has also reduced the single supplement by up to $400 on 66 departures of 21 different land tours.

The company has also taken up to $300 off the single supplement on 50 departures of 19 itineraries in North America. Within its exotics portfolio, Tauck has cut the single supplement from $600 to $300 on 24 departures in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East

Tauck offers river cruises with a fleet of nine riverboats on the Danube, Rhine, France, Rhone and Seine rivers. Each boat carries no more than 130 passengers in suites and cabins - including the 300-square-foot Tauck Suites. Guests can also choose from a selection of themed river cruises including experiential and culturally immersive experiences in France, Germany, Austria, Budapest, and Prague

Visit www.tauck.com

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Princess Cruises Offers Reduced Fares During Red, White & Blue Sale
Through 11:59 PM PDT on July 5, 2017 | Princess Cruises From $749 PP

Princess Cruises' Red, White & Blue Sale offers cruise savings on six- to 60-day cruise vacations departing from North America to destinations worldwide including the Caribbean, Panama Canal, Mexico, Canada & New England, Australia & New Zealand, South Pacific, Southeast Asia, South America and World Cruises. Cruise fares to these destinations are offered from $749 per person from fall 2017 through Spring 2018. 

In addition to lowered cruise fares, guests can reserve their booking with a reduced deposit of $100 per person. Guests also have the opportunity to take advantage of an introductory offer on Ocean Medallion cruises to the Caribbean, with balcony upgrades starting from $99 on select seven-day Caribbean cruises. 

Ocean Medallion is a first-of-its-kind wearable device that enables a personal concierge by bridging the physical and digital worlds to deliver a new level of personalized service - including food and beverage on demand, an array of interactive gaming and more. The quarter-sized, 1.8-ounce disc can be accessorized with jewelry, clips, and key chains or carried in a pocket or pocketbook. 

Examples of Red, White & Blue Sale Cruise deals include: 

  • Caribbean cruise — Seven days: Interior - $799 per person; Balcony - $898 per person
  • Mexico cruise — Seven days: Interior - $749 per person; Balcony - $949 per person
  • Panama Canal cruise— 10 days: Interior - $999 per person; Balcony - $1,799 per person
  • Canada & New England cruise — Seven days: Interior - $999 per person; Balcony - $1,399 per person
  • Hawaii cruise — 15 days: Interior - $1,599 per person; Balcony - $2,699 per person
  • Australia & New Zealand cruise — 12 days: Interior - $1,299 per person; Balcony - $2,299 per person

Guests can also bring the whole family along with reduced third and fourth guest cruise fares. Additional details on the Red, White & Blue Sale can be found at www.princess.com/cruisedeals

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Avalon Waterways Waives Single Supplement for Select Departures
Bookings must be made before June 6, 2017 for travel in 2018. Does not apply to pre-existing bookings. | Avalon Waterways

Avalon Waterways is celebrating solo travelers by waiving the single supplement on every Europe departure and select departures on the Mekong and Irrawaddy Rivers in Southeast Asia. The offer is available for all new bookings made before June 6, 2017, though there is a limited number of staterooms available for this promotion per departure. The promotion applies to E, D, B, A & P cabin categories. Offer is reliant on space and availability and is not compatible with other offerings except the Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit and any applicable air credits.

As a loyal traveler with the Globus family of brands, Journeys Club Repeat Travelers receive a 5 percent discount on vacations, whether they are traveling on Globus, Cosmos, Monograms or Avalon Waterways. Members can simply enter their individual membership number at the time of booking to receive the discount. Each individual must enroll separately and have a unique membership number to redeem the discount. If your client has traveled with the Globus family of brands in the past and would like to enroll, click here

Other current offerings include: 

Save 40 percent on select 2017 Avalon Waterways France river cruises

  • Book a select 2017 Avalon Waterways France river cruises (WPP, WPL, WLP, WJL, WLJ) to receive 40 percent off per person on the Land/Cruise or Cruise only price including cabin upgrades

Save $2,000 to Europe in 2017

  • Book a select 2017 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise to receive $1,000 off per person on the cruise/land or cruise only price. Offer available on select dates in 2017 and on select cruises ONLY

Save $500 per couple on select air-inclusive 2017 Europe river cruises

  • Book a select 2017 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise to receive $250 off per person on the cruise/land or cruise only price.

Visit www.avalonwaterways.com

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Buy Five, Stay Seven at Yemaya Island Hideaway & Spa
Through June 15, 2017 | Yemaya Island Hideaway & Spa

Now through June 15, Yemaya Island Hideaway and Spa on Little Corn Island, on the Caribbean side of Nicaragua, is offering a luxury week-long package for the price of five nights.  The “Buy Five, Stay Seven” package is designed for relaxation, romance, and escape on the car-free island and is priced starting at $1250 USD (inclusive of all taxes), based on double or single occupancy. 

The 'Buy Five, Stay Seven' package includes accommodations in an ocean-view room, a bottle of wine and a 20 percent discount on all spa services. The special package cannot be combined with any other promotion and is based on availability.

As a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Yemaya Island Hideaway and Spa boasts 16 oceanfront cabins - each with a deck overlooking the sea, air conditioning, stone showers, and complementary WiFi. The onsite spa offers treatments such as clay therapies, chocolate and honey masks and banana sea salt scrubs. Guests are invited to practice yoga at the resort's yoga pavilion and attend one of the daily hand-crafted chocolate-making classes. Yemaya is set on a strech of white sand beach and there are no cars allowed on the island; transportation to the resort is by boat. 

Other current offerings include:

  • Pay three, stay four
    • Double occupancy per night
    • Taxes included
    • Extra person is $75 USD per night, including taxes
    • Starting at $840 USD including taxes based on double occupancy
  • Viva Nicaragua 
    • For Nicaraguans, Nicaragua's residents
    • $250 USD per night. Taxes & breakfast included
    • Need to prove nationality or residency for package benefits
    • Active rate all year round except for Easter week and Christmas/New Years
    • Two night stay minimum

Visit www.yemayalittlecorn.com

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Norwegian Announces Offers As Part of Free at Sea Promotion
Through June 5, 2017 | Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line announced their Free at Sea promotion, which provides cruisers with up to five free onboard amenity offers, now through June 5. Norwegian is also filing an extension on its popular Tax-Free Spree offer; now through May 8, guests can enjoy complimentary government taxes, fees and port expenses on balcony staterooms, mini-suites and suites on select itineraries, providing up to $3,000 in added-value amenities to their cruise when combined with Free at Sea. Additionally, travelers who book a new cruise in select categories now through May 8 can enjoy 50 percent reduced deposits. 

Norwegian’s Free at Sea promotion provides guests who book a new three-day or longer sailing in an oceanview, balcony or mini-suite category stateroom with the opportunity to select their preference of two free choices from five onboard amenity offers, including free unlimited open bar, free specialty dining, $50 towards shore excursions in each port per stateroom, 250 minutes of free WiFi, or Norwegian’s Friends & Family Sail Free offer that allows third and fourth guests to sail for free  on many 2017 and 2018 sail dates. Inside staterooms, as well as Norwegian’s Studio staterooms for solo travelers, can choose one free offer. Guests seeking the ultimate in luxury at sea are invited to book a sailing in a suite or The Haven by Norwegian and enjoy all five free amenities, providing up to $2,800 in added value to their cruise.

Those looking to explore Hawaii can sail aboard the recently renovated Pride of America with its own exclusive Free at Sea offer. Guests who book a new seven-day inter-island Hawaii cruise now through June 5 aboard Pride of America have the freedom to select one of five offers, including a free one-night pre-cruise hotel stay, with an option to select reduced airfare starting at $399 from select gateways, a free specialty dining package, free pre-paid service charges for the first and second guest in the stateroom, free $50 per port shore excursion credit per stateroom, or Norwegian’s Friends & Family Sail Free, allowing third and fourth guests in each stateroom to sail for free on many 2017 and 2018 sail dates.Guests who book a suite aboard Pride of America will receive all five offers. 

Additional promotions include:

  • Holiday Bonus Bundle - Now through June 5, guests receive a $100 onboard credit for select holiday sailings over the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's holidays
  • Norwegian's Havana Nights - Now through June 5, Norwegian Sky is offering $50 in free onboard spending money for guests who book a new cruise to Cuba on select sail dates. 

Visit www.ncl.com

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Mountain Lodges of Peru Launches Deal, Value Adds for Machu Picchu Trek
For bookings made through May 31, 2017 | Mountain Lodges of Peru

The Festival of the Sun - one of Peru's largest festivals - marks the beginning of a new year and is held annually during the winter solstice. In celebration of the festival, Mountain Lodges of Peru has announced an exclusive offer for travelers on The Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu, , as well as a an added selection of activities along the trek. 

Travelers who book The Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu for select dates around the celebration can take advantage of 15 percent off the top price (per person, based on double occupancy). Plus, these activities have been added to the trek: 

  • Pachamama ceremony at Lake Humantay
  • Inka Cosmovision workshop
  • Coca leaves lecture
  • Superfood/organic meals workshop

The seven-day itinerary highlights include hiking Lake Humantay, crossing the Salkantay Pass, zip-lining, hiking the Santa Teresa River Valley, exploring the Llactapata Pass, and ultimately visiting Machu Picchu. Each day’s trek ends with accommodations in a lodge, complemented by a massage or a dip in an outdoor jacuzzi, followed by a gourmet meal with select wines.

Guests can choose to spend an extra day in Machu Picchu for $395 per person. The option includes one additional night at the Inkaterra Pueblo Hotel with dinner on day seven, breakfast and lunch on day eight, bus tickets to/from the site, entrance tickets to the sanctuary, and transfer back to Cusco from Ollantaytambo

The Salkantay Trek savings offer is applicable on the following dates in June:

  • Friday, June 9, 2017
  • Wednesday, June 14, 2017
  • Friday, June 23, 2017

Visit www.mountainlodgesofperu.com

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Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea Offers Special Pricing for Couples
Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea recently announced the return of Couples Season 2017, set for September through November.
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Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea

Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea recently announced the return of Couples Season 2017, set for September through November. 

This year, the luxury resort is offering guests who book now a Double Experience More package.  

Guests who take advantage of the limited time offer will enjoy a resort credit of up to $100 for rooms and $400 for suites.

Regional Vice President and General Manager Jean Claude Wietzel said the resort welcomes honeymooners, babymooners and couples celebrating anniversaries year-round, but romance is truly in the air from September through November. The kids are back in school leaving the resort primarily occupied by adults, and couples can enjoy not only the best possible rate package but special activities and extras across the resort, many of them complimentary just for the season. The Resort’s concierge team will create an itinerary for a honeymoon, babymoon, anniversary, or couples retreat. 

Guests can watch the sunrise above the clouds high atop Mt. Haleakala, take a dip in a refreshing waterfall along the Road to Hana, or simply enjoy a sunset with a Four Seasons catered picnic and bottle of champagne. 

The newly renovated resort includes three restaurants. Also, romantics might be interested in the Oceanside Couples Massage followed by dinner under a canopy of stars at Ferraro’s Bar e Ristorante.

In addition to poolside cabanas and private oceanfront sanctuaries serviced by dedicated attendants, snorkeling gear, outrigger canoeing and an array of fitness classes and cultural activities, Couples Season’s complimentary activities include stand up paddleboarding (SUP) yoga, cocktail classes, cooking demonstrations and other surprises.

Visit www.fourseasons.com

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Wendy Wu Tours Waives Single Supplements on Select Tours
Available for travel booked from now through December 31, 2018 | Wendy Wu Tours

Wendy Wu Tours is waiving single supplement fees on select Classic and Discovery Escorted Tours that are booked directly with the company for travel anytime from now through December 31, 2018. This offer applies to both air-inclusive and land-only tours to China, Japan and Southeast Asia. Private tours and Wendy Wu Tours' Premium Collection are not included. 

Wendy Wu Tours include international airfare in addition to accommodations, all sightseeing and attraction entrance fees, in-destination transportation, either all or most meals and all visa-handling fees. For those travelers who would rather book their own international air, Wendy Wu Tours provides land-only pricing. For solo travelers who prefer to book their tours using a check or direct deposit, Wendy Wu Tours is offering an additional $50 discount for travel booked from now through December 31, 2018. 

Other current offerings include: 

  • $3,000 Sweepstakes: Win $3,000 towards a 2017 Wendy Wu Tour for two people. Enter here
  • $299 Per Person Air fare Upgrade: Through April 30, 2017, upgrade airfare on Air China to Premium Economy for $299 PP round-trip or $149 one-way. 
  • $300 Air Credit Per Person: Through April 30, 2017, book select group or private tours to China, Japan, Myanmar, Southeast Asia and Thailand and receive a $300 air credit. 

Wendy Wu Tours is a leading, award-winning Asia specialist tour operator with offices in Asia, Australia and New Zealand, the U.K. and the U.S.  The company offers tours throughout China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Japan, India and Sri Lanka. Wendy Wu Tours is an active member of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA). The company is the recipient of the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Award and The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) Choice Awards.

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Star Clippers Offers Savings on Grand Voyage Itineraries
Available for select itineraries through November 2017 | Star Clippers

Star Clippers' Grand Voyages - sailing 12- to 18-night itineraries onboard the Royal Clipper and Star Flyer - are offering exclusive savings for guests who book now. Guests who book now will receive two-for-one airfare savings, up to 65 percent off the brochure rate of cruise fare and complimentary prepaid gratuities. 

Back-to-back itineraries can be combined to form an adventure of four to six weeks. Book a 12-to 18-night Mediterranean vacation today on Royal Clipper or Star Flyer and choose from dates in April through November 2017 with prices - including airfare and prepaid gratuities - starting at $3,310 per person. 

Royal Clipper sails with 226 passengers and a 106-person crew, while Star Flyer and Star Clipper sail with 170 passengers and a crew of 74 each.

Other current Star Clipper's offerings include: 

  • Wave Season Offer 2017: free two category cabin upgrade, pre-paid gratuities, $100 onboard credit per cabin
  • BOGO Sale: Buy one get one free from $659 per person on select itineraries:
    • April 29-May 6, 2017: Explore ThailandSingapore & Malaysia from Phuket to Singapore, starting at $659 per person on the Star Clipper.
    • June 3-June 10, 2017: Sail the Eastern Mediterranean from Athens to Istanbul, starting at $819 per person on the Star Flyer.
    • September 2-September 9, 2017: Tour islands along the west bound Indonesian route round-trip from Bali, starting at $679 per person on the Star Clipper.

Star Clippers operates three of the world's largest and tallest sailing vessels. The ships visit ports often untouched by larger cruise ships and offer passengers the activities, amenities and atmosphere of a private yacht. 

Visit www.starclippers.com

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Seabourn Launches Extraordinary Opportunity Event
Available for booking through June 13, 2017 | Seabourn

Seabourn has announced its Extraordinary Opportunity Event, offering savings and value-added enticements on select cruises from June 2017 to May 2018. The Extraordinary Opportunity Event offers benefits on select voyages. Added values and benefits vary on select voyages, which include:

  • Complimentary Three Veranda Suite category upgrade
  • Complimentary Veranda for Ocean View category upgrade
  • Premium suite shipboard credit of $1,000 per suite ($500 per person)
  • Shipboard credit offer of $400 per suite ($200 per person)
  • Air credit per person for round-trip flights booked through Seabourn’s Flight Ease program

*Air credits and other promotional amenities are available on select voyages and subject to availability. Certain other restrictions may apply.

Seabourn’s Extraordinary Opportunity Event applies to select worldwide cruises in the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Antarctica and Patagonia, Atlantic Crossings, Arabia and India, Asia, Canada and New England, the Caribbean, Panama Canal, South America and more.

Seabourn’s ships offer no more than 300 spacious suites, open bars throughout the ship, and access to small-ship ports. Travelers looking for outdoor adventures can take advantage of the Ventures by Seabourn optional for-charge excursion program on many itineraries, including Alaska, Antarctica, Europe, Australia and Southeast Asia.

Seabourn is a member of World’s Leading Cruise Lines. The alliance also includes Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Cunard Line, Costa Cruises, AIDA, P&O Cruises UK, and P&O Cruises Australia. Seabourn has also formed a partnership with United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to help protect World Heritage Sites.

Visit www.seabourn.com

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Norwegian Offers Free at Sea Promotion
Through May 1, 2017 | Norwegian

Norwegian Cruise Line has announced the line's Free at Sea promotion, going on now through May 1, that provides cruise travelers with up to five free onboard amenity offers. Additionally, Norwegian will celebrate Tax Day this year with a Tax-Free Spree, offering complimentary government taxes, fees and port expenses on select itineraries. For guests who book a new cruise vacation in select categories through April 18, Norwegian is offering further spring savings with 50 percent reduced deposits. 

The Free at Sea promotion provides guests who book a new three-day or longer sailing in an oceanview, balcony or minisuite category stateroom with the opportunity to select their preference of two free choices from five onboard amenity offers, including free unlimited open bar, free Specialty Dining, $50 towards short excursions in each port per stateroom, 250 minutes of free Wi-Fi, or Norwegian's Friends and Family Sail Free offer that allows third and fourth guests to sail free on many 2017 and 2018 cruises.

Guests who book inside staterooms as well as Norwegian's studio staterooms for solo travelers, can choose one free offer. Those who book a suite or The Haven by Norwegian can enjoy all five free amenities, providing up to $2,800 in added value to their cruises. 

Other Offers: 

  • Sail aboard the Pride of America from Honolulu 
    • Guests who book a seven-day inter-island Hawaii cruise now through May 1 (in any stateroom category) have the option to select one of five offers, including a free-one night pre-cruise hotel stay, a free specialty dining backage, free pre-paid service charges for the first and second guest in the stateroom, free 50% per port shore excursion credit per stateroom or Norwegian's Friends & Family Sail Free 
    • Guests who book a suite aboard Pride of America will receive all five offers
  • Norwegian's Havan Nights Offer
    • Guests who book a new cruise to Cuba through May 1 (on select sail dates in 2017) can take advantage of $50 in onboard spending money
    • Through April 18, guests who book a new cruise can also enjoy 50 percent reduced deposits

Visit www.ncl.com

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South African Airways Vacations Launches Package for Summer Travel
For departures between April 1 and August 31, 2017 | South African Airways

South African Airways Vacations has introduced a new 'Family, Culture and Safari' package, designed for families to immerse themselves in the heritage and culture of South Africa. 

The Family, Culture Safari  package is offered from $4,799 (restrictions apply) per person for adults and $2,299 (restrictions apply) per person for children under 12 years of age. A special savings of $100 per person is also being offered by SAA Vacations for packages purchased by May 15, 2017. The package includes:

  • Round-trip air transportation on South African Airways
  • Three-nights’ accommodations at the Sandton Sun Hotel in Johannesburg with daily breakfast included
  • Full-day tour of The Cradle of Humankind and  Lesedi Cultural Village
  • Full-day “Journey to Freedom” tour of Soweto and the Apartheid Museum
  • Two-nights’ accommodations at The Palace of the Lost City in Sun City with daily breakfast included
  • Three-nights’ accommodations at the Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge with all meals included
  • Two safari game drives in the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park
  • Round-trip airport transfers within South Africa
  • Destination meet and greet service by SAA Vacations representatives

The Family, Culture and Safari package is available for daily departure between April 1 and August 31, 2017. Travelers are encouraged to contact SAA Vacations Africa Specialists at 1-855-FLY-SAAV.

South African Airways Vacations offers luxury packages to Africa and uses South African Airways route network to create packages for travel throughout South Africa, Botswana, Victoria Falls, Nambia, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Tanzania and the Indian Ocean islands. SAA Vacations offers more than 80 air-inclusive packages. 

Visit www.flysaavacations.com

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Delfin Amazon Cruises Introduces Inaugural Offer
Through May 30, 2017 | Delfin Amazon Cruises

Delfin Amazon Cruises has announced a special Delfin III Inaugural Offer in conjunction with the line's newest fleet addition, Delfin III. The Defin III Inaugural Offer provides 20 percent off all four room categories for select 2017 departures and includes accommodations for three or four night cruises, meals and beverages on board, excursions and equipment, entrance to Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, and transfers to/from Iquitos

Launched in January 2017 with a capacity of 42 guests, the new Delfin III boasts an air-conditioned lounge, canopied outdoor lounge, dining room, open-air sun deck with a plunge pool, and a gym and spa offering a selection of wellness treatments. 

Travelers who book by May 30, 2017, can take advantage of starting rates at $1,920 USD per person, based on double occupancy for a three-night stay in a suite (20 percent discount). Solo travelers can also enjoy special rates with single supplement fees waived from the adult rate. Eligible departure dates include June 21, July 22, July 29, August 19, August 30, September 20, September 30, November 22, November 25, December 16, December 20, December 23 and December 30, 2017. For travel booked by May 30, 2017, Delfin is also offering an early bird special for bookings towards January through April 2018 departures. 

Delfin Amazon Cruises is comprised of a three-ship fleet: the Delfin I, Delfin II and now Delfin III. Each ship offers all-suite accommodations - some suites equipped with private balcony plunge pools. The ships set sail from two different ports of embarkation: one in the city of Nauta and the other in Iquitos

Visit www.delfinamazoncruises.com

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Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises Offers Incentives for Agents
Through December 23, 2017 | Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises

As Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises prepares for its inaugural Caribbean season this fall, Crystal announced the return of an incentive for travel agents: the "Sell 3/Sail Free" promotion. Agents who sell three suites aboard select November and December 2017 voyages and all 2018 Crystal Espirit sailings between now and December 23, 2017, will earn a complimentary sailing for themselves and a guest aboard any 2018 Crystal Espirit voyage. 

The all-suite, butler-serviced Crystal Espirit is equipped to sail harbors throughout the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. With a capacity for 62 travelers, Crystal guests have access to all-inclusive amenities, including Michelin star-inspired cuisine and complimentary Crystal Adventures ashore. 

The newest and upcoming extensions of the Crystal brand include Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises, Crystal Luxury Air, Crystal River Cruises, Crystal AirCruises and Crystal Exclusive Class with Crystal Residences

Crystal Cruises' Crystal Serenity is set to return to the Northwest Passage in August 2017 with itineraries in Alaska, the North Pacific, the Bering Sea, Canada, the Victoria Strait, and more. Plus, guests can now take advantage of Crystal Adventures Shore Excursions - Staff-led helicopter, kayak, and speedboat excursions when weather and conditions permit. 

Visit www.crystalcruises.com

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Costa Looks to Make Cruises Affordable With 'Kids Sail Free' Promotion
Costa Cruises

Costa Cruises has announced a new 'Kids Sail Free' promotion which allows kids to sail free on select sailings when cruising as the third and fourth guests in the cabin. Additionally, guests will also receive an on board spending credit that can be used towards amenities. 

Costa's Teen Junior Club (ages 12-14) and Teen Club (ages 15-17) offers kids activities that include dance and music courses, karaoke, talent shows, painting T-shirts, evening pool parties and sports tournaments. Adults have an assortment of activities to choose from as well, including the spa, evening disco parties, and sports tournaments. Together, families can watch movies on the ships' 4D-cinema, experience the Grand Prix simulator or play a round at the outdoor miniature-golf course. 

Families looking to take advantage of the Kids Sail Free promotion can do so when traveling on select fall and winter cruises in 2017. Additionally, the cabin will receive an on board credit up to $200 that can be used towards gift shop purchases, shore excursions, alternative dining and more. 

For example, a family of four could enjoy a Costa Diadema cruise from Barcelona, Spain, for $998, plus port charges and gratuities. For Costa Favalosa's November 2 departure from Barcelona, rates start at $447 per person for the first and second person in the cabin, with kids cruising free as the third and fourth guests. 

Costa Cruises offer accommodations, food and drink, snacks and special menus, entertainment, and use of the ships exercise areas and fitness facilities inclusive in the cruise fare. For an additional fee, guests can take advantage of room service, spa facilities, casinos, Costatours, beverage packages and specialty restaurants. 

Visit www.costacruise.com

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Azamara Club Cruises Announces "Twice as Nice" Deal
Through May 31, 2017 | Azamara Club Cruises

Azamara Club Cruises has launched the line's latest travel deal - the Twice as Nice Deal - which offers new and returning cruisers savings up to $3,000 in value on voyages in 2017 and 2018, now through May 31, 2017. 

Guests who book a Club Veranda stateroom or higher and receive $1,000 off the cruise fare and a $2,0000 on board credit. Guests in a Club Interior or Club Ocean View stateroom can choose the $1,000 per stateroom savings or the $2,000 on board credit. 

The booking window is April 1, 2017, through May 31, 2017. Travelers can use the following three promo codes:

  • Savings amount - code SAVINGS
  • On board credit - code ONBCREDIT
  • Combined - code SAVOBC 

Other offers include an Early Booking Bonus, where guests who book their voyage 12 months prior to departure can receive up to $1,000 in on board credit with the promo code EARLYBONUS; the Online Booking Bonus, where guests who book select voyages online can get a $150 on board credit per stateroom, or $300 onboard credit per suite with the promo code ONLINE; and the Club Spa Suite Special, which offers guests a $200 spa credit when they book the Club Spa Suite

Azamara Club Cruises offer inclusive amenities including: complimentary AzAmazing Evenings, select standard spirits, international beers and wines; gratuities; bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees and teas; self-service laundry; shuttle service to and from port communities and concierge services for personal guidance and reservations. 

Azamara's two ships, Azamara Quest and Azamara Journey, each have a capacity of 690 guests and sail to smaller ports often untouched by larger cruise ships. 

Visit www.azamaraclubcruises.com

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Regent Seven Seas Announces "Book Now Offer" For Travelers and Agents
Limited time offer | Regent Seven Seas

Regent Seven Seas Cruises has announced a new "Book Now Offer" for travelers and travel agents. Beginning April 1, 2017, travelers can take advantage of a limited-time Book Now Bonus offer and receive up to $500 USD shipboard credit, per suite, for all new bookings on select 2017 Regent Seven Seas Cruises voyages. Additionally, travel agents can earn a gift card, valued up to $200 USD for each new 2017 booking made for their clients. 

With the Book Now Bonus Offer, travelers will receive $500 USD shipboard credit, per suite, for any new bookings made between April 1 and May 31, 2017 on a 2017 Mediterranean or Alaska voyage. U.S. and Canadian travel agents will also receive a $200 USD gift card for each new booking they make for their clients in these regions. 

For new bookings on all other 2017 voyages, travelers will receive $250 USD shipboard credit per suite, and travel agents will earn a $100 USD gift card. 

Guests must use the code "Book Now" at the time of reservation in order to receive the offer and travel agents must register for the gift card by June 14, 2017 at www.RSSC.com/booknow.  The Book Now Bonus can be combined with the doubled Ambassador Offer for 25th Anniversary voyages, public National Account promotions, and Seven Seas Society savings of up to $700 per suite for returning guests. 

Regent Seven Seas Cruises has a four-ship fleet that visits more than 425 destinations around the world. The line is currently undergoing a $125 million fleetwide refurbishment that will revamp the ships to meet the new brand standards set by the Seven Seas Explorer. 

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American Airlines Offers Travel Agents 70 Percent Off New Zealand Airfare
Available through May 31, 2017 | American Airlines

For a limited time, IATAN or CLIA registered travel agents are eligible to receive 70 percent off New Zealand airfare, providing them with easier access to New Zealand and moving them one step closer to becoming a certified Tourism New Zealand Specialist. American Airlines, who launched a Los Angeles to Auckland route last year, will work with travel agents who book this deal until May 31, 2017, for travel through May 31, 2017. 

Offer Highlights:

  • 70 percent off New Zealand airfare with American Airlines
  • Up to three family members or one travel companion may also purchase this fare while traveling on the same flight and itinerary as the agent 
  • Redeem further discounts on tourism products and activities by signing up to Tourism New Zealand's Explore New Zealand Program (must be traveling independent)

How to Apply:

The 100% Pure New Zealand Specialist Program is designed to help travel agents build knowledge of the country and better sell New Zealand as a destination. The free program provides online training modules, webinars and informative videos about what New Zealand has to offer. A trip to New Zealand is a requirement of the certification. 

Visit www.traveltrade.newzealand.com

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Wave Season Sale Special on Star Clippers Journeys
Valid for travelers who book by March 31, 2017 | Star Clippers

Travelers who book a cruise on a Star Clippers ship for its Indonesia or Mediterranean sailings can take advantage of the line's Wave Season special. Book before March 31, 2017, to receive a complimentary two-category cabin upgrade, pre-paid gratuities and $100 credit per cabin. All rates are per person based on double occupancy and do note include air-fare, port charges or transfers. 

Itineraries

Mediterranean 

  • Royal Clipper, April to October 2017 
  • Star Flyer, May to August 2017
  • Calls on ports in Greece, Turkey, Spain, France and more
  • Rates starting at $1,650 per person

Indonesia 

  • Star Clipper, May to September 2017
  • Calls on various ports across Indonesia
  • Cruise-only rates starting at $1,360 per person.

Star Clippers operates three of the world's largest and tallest sailing vessels, visiting ports often untouched by larger cruise ships. The Royal Clipper has the distinction of being the largest full-rigged sailing ship in the world with 42 sails. The Star Clipper and the Star Flyer are twin ships that embrace the authenticity of sailing. Each ship has more outdoor space per passenger than most cruise ships, informal dining areas, tropical bars, piano lounges, spacious accommodations, teak decks and several swimming pools. Star Flyer and Star Clipper sail with 170 passengers each and a crew of 74. Royal Clipper sails with 227 passengers and a crew of 106. 

For a limited time, Star Clippers is also offering savings for Caribbean cruises, buy-one-get-one sailings, military personnel, land tours, grand voyages, and themed cruises. Plus, Just Sail Advance Purchase rates include 65 percent off brochure rates. 

Visit www.starclippers.com

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Star Clippers Offers Special Discount for Military Servicemen and Women
All rates are per person based on double occupancy and do not include airfare, port charges or gratuities. | Star Clippers

Military servicemen and women can enjoy an additional 10 percent military discount off cruise fares on sailings to the Mediterranean, Caribbean or the Far East as a gesture of gratitude for a limited time. 

Star Clippers operates three of the world’s largest and tallest sailing vessels. Visiting ports often untouched by larger cruise ships, Star Clippers is recognized as one of the world’s premier luxury cruise lines. 

All three ships, the Royal Clipper, the Star Clipper and the Star Flyer offer expansive decks, swimming pools, informal dining options, deck bars and piano lounges. The ships are large enough to offer first-class accommodations but small enough to call on ports untouched by larger cruise ships. Star Flyer and Star Clipper sail with 170 passengers each and a crew of 74. Royal Clipper sails with 227 passengers and a crew of 106.
 
In 2017, Star Clippers will also offer complimentary yoga, meditation and fitness classes on select sailings on all three of its ships. The classes will be open to all fitness levels and will be conducted in English, as well as various languages based on the instructor’s fluency. Classes will be open to all guests during the mornings and afternoons, contingent on port schedules. 

The three ships will welcome celebrity personal trainers, yoga and Pilates instructors, meditation and health consultants and fitness instructors on select sailings from May to October, 2017.  Instructors include: Joel Harper, Lauren Deatherage, Catherine Derrow, Paige Welborn,  Jordanna Lippe McGraw, Jenny Schatzle and Shannon Aleska.  

Visit www.starclippers.com

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TravelBound Launches Amazon Rewards for Travel Agents
Eligible on booking European summer travel March 1-31, 2017 | TravelBound

The new rewards program will enable travel professionals to earn Amazon gift cards for booking with TravelBound. The rewards program kicks off with rewards for booking European summer travel March 1-31, 2017.  Travel agents can earn $50 when booking $1000, $150 when booking $1,500 and $200 when booking $2,500 on U.K., Ireland, Spain and France bookings. 

More than 3,000 agents have already signed up for the program. Travel agents are encouraged to sign up to take advantage of the current and upcoming destinations, booking values, and booking/travel windows. As new opportunities to earn Amazon cash become available, registered agents will be notified by e-mail and will receive any earned Amazon gift cards via e-mail at the conclusion of the promotional period and departure window.

“The Amazon Rewards Program serves as a thank you to the many travel professionals who have worked with us through our 35-year history and continue to work with us today,” said TravelBound President James Phillips. “As a thank you, we are pleased to offer this attractive opportunity to earn further compensation on bookings made throughout the year.”

The rewards program cannot be combined with any other running incentives. Group bookings, agent-discounted travel bookings and bookings bade outside the promotional window will not count towards the rewards program. 

TravelBound is a leading supplier of fully independent travel (FIT) to destinations around the world. Its inventory includes 50,000+ hotels, apartments and villas, as well as sightseeing tours, attractions and activities. TravelBound benefits from a worldwide network of offices staffed with negotiators and coordination teams ensuring that agents receive competitive pricing.

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Princess Cruises Announces Come Back New Sale
Available on select fall 2017 and spring 2018 voyages | Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises has announced the Come Back New Sale offering guests free gratuities onboard a fall 2017 or spring 2018 voyage. In addition to free gratuities, guests who book a suite during the sale will receive a free Lotus Spa treatment, offering the choice of a hydrating facial or a 50-minute Swedish massage. 

Guests who book during Princess Cruise’s Come Back New Sale will also receive up to $300 per person savings on Princess EZair to select destinations. Princess EZair offers low fares, worry-free booking, late arrival protection, easy flight quote requests, 24/7 support and no customization fee when booking flights for a cruise vacation.

The sale offers deals on cruises to the line’s most popular destinations including Caribbean, Mexico, Hawaii, Panama Canal, California Coast, Canada & New England, Australia & New Zealand, South Pacific, Japan, Southeast Asia, South America and World Cruise voyages.

Examples of Come Back New cruise deals include:

  • Caribbean cruise – 7 days: $799 interior, $1,099 balcony
  • Mexico cruise – 7 days: $649 interior, $949 balcony
  • California Coast cruise – 7 days: $749 interior, $1,199 balcony
  • Panama Canal cruise – 15 days: $1,599 interior, $2,199 balcony
  • South East Asia cruise – 10 days: $1,319, $1,919 balcony
  • Hawaii Cruise – 15 days: $1,699 interior, $2,899 balcony
  • Australia & New Zealand Cruise – 12 days: $1,659 interior, $2,659 balcony

Princess Cruises is a global cruise line and tour company offering a fleet of 18 cruise ships. Princess carries two million guests each year to more than 350 destinations around the world on more than 150 itineraries ranging in length from three to 114 days.

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Breezes Bahamas Offers Two Deals For Last-Minute Spring Break Travel
Breezes Bahamas

Breezes Resort & Spa – Bahamas recently announced two affordable deals for clients looking to take a last-minute Spring Break trip to The Bahamas.

The deals are a “Buy One, Get One Free” offer for peak spring break travel season this March and a “40 Percent Off Sale” for travel throughout the remainder of the year.

Buy One, Get One Free


With Breezes’ Buy One, Get One Free offer, all stays between March 16 and 31 are half off, if booked by March 15. Guests can pay for two nights but stay for four; pay for four nights but stay for eight, and so on. 

Rates start at $304 per person, per night, so a four-night stay starts at only $608 in a Deluxe Garden View room. Try one of Breezes’ new patio rooms, with a choice of a garden or pool view, starting at $680 for four nights.

40 Percent Off Sale

Those looking to travel this summer, fall and beyond can take advantage of Breezes’ 40 percent off sale. Book by March 31 for travel—without any blackout periods—from now through December 31 Starting rates with the offer begin at just $151 per person, per night.

Located on Cable Beach, Breezes Bahamas features land and water activities ranging from rock wall climbing, tennis and beach volleyball to kayaking and windsurfing, all of which include complimentary instruction and equipment. 

To relax, clients can take a dip in one of Breezes’ three freshwater pools, indulge in massages and treatments at the a la carte Blue Mahoe Spa, or lounge in private beachside cabanas. 

In addition to an open bar all day and night, guests have six dining options with a host of international cuisines from which to choose.

At night, adults can enjoy live entertainment, party at the resort’s onsite disco, visit the lively piano bar or take their chances at one of Nassau’s nearby casinos.

Visit www.breezes.com

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G Adventures Extends Wave Season Discounts
Through March | G Adventures

Small-group tour and cruise operator G Adventures is extending its Wave Season discounts throughout the month of March. Travelers can save anywhere from 10 to 30 percent for travel in spring, summer and fall depending on departure.

G Adventures is referring to it as their Second Wave season, and they’re giving adventure cruisers the chance to sail catamarans in European seas, island hop through the Galapagos by yacht, explore the icy wonders of the polar regions, and discover iconic rivers of the world; all while delving into local customs, communities and foods. 

The extended Wave Season deals aim to capitalize on the steady rise in interest of cruise adventures among Gen X and Millennial travelers. The younger generation, dubbed the “Cruise Generation” by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) in its recent Cruise Travel Report, tend to be more diverse in their ethnicity, and motivated by destination over cost; both trends that signal potential for small-ship cruising.

Sailing tours through March for spring and summer 2017 travel include:

  • Montenegro Sailing: 8 days – select departures now 20% off
  • Sailing Greece: Mykonos to Santorin - 8 days – select departures now 20% off
  • Sailing Croatia: Dubrovnik to Split – 8 days – select departures now 20-25% off
  • Sailing Greece: Santorini to Athens – 15 days, select departures now 20% off

Galapagos Yacht Tours on sale in March for spring & summer 2017 travel include:

  • Galapagos Land + Sea, Central & East Islands: 7 days aboard the Monserrat from 15% off
  • Galapagos Land + Sea, North & Central Islands: 7 days aboard the Estrella del Mar, 15% off
  • Galapagos South + East Islands, 7 days aboard the Yolita from 15% off
  • Galapagos Land + Sea, North & Central Islands: 10 days abroad the Queen of Galapagos, 15% off
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Princess Cruises “Summer on Sale” Offers Savings on Summer Vacations
Runs through 11:59 p.m. PDT on April 20, 2017 | Princess Cruises Prices are per person based on double occupancy

During Princess Cruises' “Summer on Sale,” guests who book can save up to 40 percent per person on launch fares, plus third and fourth guests in a stateroom can book with fares as low as $299. All guests can book with a low deposit of $100 per person. 

Guests can choose between an Alaskan adventure suitable for the whole family, a European itinerary that visits ancient ruins or a Japan sailing with visits to tranquil gardens. 

Examples of Summer on Sale Fares

Alaska cruise – 7 days: $799 interior, $1,349 balcony

Alaska cruisetour – 10 nights: $1,299 interior, $2,399 balcony

Mediterranean cruise – 7 days: $799 interior, $999 balcony

British Isles cruise – 12 days: $1,199 interior, $2,199 balcony

Scandinavia and Russia cruise: 11 days: $1,499, $1,899 balcony

Included in Cruise Fare

Anytime dining or traditional dining – breakfast, lunch and dinner. (exceptions: anytime Dining is not available on Dawn, Sea, Sun or Pacific Princess.)

24-hour room service

Casual Dining Venues (exceptions: Vines Wine & Seafood Bar and specialty drinks at the International Café.)

Beverages including iced tea, lemonade, water, tea varieties, non-specialty coffee (exceptions: sodas, alcoholic beverages)

Specialty restaurants (Including Chef’s Table) – Additional fees may apply

Balcony Dining (breakfast and dinner only) – Additional Fees may apply

Princess Cruises also offers various entertainment options included as part of the cruise fare including but not limited to:

  • Zumba Classes
  • Afternoon trivia
  • Movies under the stars
  • Bars, nightclubs, discos
  • Captain’s Welcome Champagne Waterfall
  • Theme night parties
  • Library and Princess Book Club
  • Youth and Teen Programs 
  • Youth and Teen Activities

Visit www.princesscruises.com

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Travel Impressions Launches 4th Annual Springtacular Savings
Valid on bookings received March 1-31, 2017 for travel March 2-December 31, 2017 | Travel Impressions

Travel Impressions is celebrating the spring season with its fourth annual Springtacular Savings promotion. In addition to more than 300 exclusive offers, agents can earn 1,000 bonus LoyalTI First points on every booking of three nights or more at participating resorts throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, Canada and Europe, as well as domestic travel to Arizona, California, Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana and Nevada.

Sample Springtacular Savings deals include up to 65 percent off and complimentary upgrade in Punta Cana, a fifth night free and complimentary daily spa access in Hawaii and up to $1,500 in resort coupons in Cancun

The LoyalTI First Program rewards every booking with LoyalTI points, offering agents additional opportunities to earn with monthly promotions designed to help maximize profitability. These points can be redeemed towards a wide variety of rewards found in Travel Impressions’ electronic Folio Reward Catalogs. 

Travel Impressions is one of the nation’s largest leisure tour operators offering packaged vacations to over 200 destinations in the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America, Asia, Europe, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, the Islands of Tahiti, Canada, the continental U.S., Alaska and Hawaii. In addition to vacation packages, the company also offers Dedicated Vacation Flights from more than 20 U.S. departure gateways to popular vacation destinations throughout Mexico, the Caribbean and Costa Rica. 

Travel Impressions is part of Apple Leisure Group, a family of companies that hold a unique niche in the U.S. travel industry. Not only are they one of the largest wholesale vacation providers, but also one with a vertically integrated business model which provides customers with high standards of quality and service. 

The offer is valid on bookings received through March 31, for travel through December 31. 

Visit http://www.travimp.com/

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Uniworld Offers Upgrades and Incentives on Select 2017 Itineraries
April 30, 2017 | Uniworld

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection has announced the launch of You Deserve the Best Upgrade, a new promotion that offers accommodation upgrades and air travel incentives on select 2017 itineraries in Europe, Egypt, India and Vietnam

Guests who book select voyages by April 30, 2017, will receive a complimentary stateroom upgrade. Those who purchase business class flights from Uniworld with their trip will also receive a $1,000 credit per person on the cruise fare. 

“We believe guests deserve the very best onboard, onshore and in the air,” said Ellen Bettridge, president and CEO of Uniworld. “We want our guests to have the Uniworld experience from start to finish, which is why we are upgrading their travel experience beginning the moment they depart for their journey.” 

Among the select European itineraries compatible with this promotion are the Splendors of Italy and the Gems of Northern Italy itineraries. Splendors of Italy is a 15-day journey from Milan to Rome. The 10-day Gems of Northern Italy begins in Milan and ends in Venice

Additional departures include the Rhine Main Discovery & Munich Itinerary and the Paris & Normandy itinerary. Rhine Main Discovery is a ten-day trip from Munich to Cologne and the eight-day Paris & Normandy itinerary cruises from Paris through Normandy’s countryside aboard Uniworld’s newest ship, the S.S. Joie de Vivre, which will embark on its inaugural sailing this month. 

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection features luxurious ships with an average capacity of 130 guests. The cruise line offers exclusive excursions, gourmet cuisine and one of the highest staff-to-guest ratio in the river cruise industry. 

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Scenic Offers Incentives on 2017 Mekong and Irrawaddy Sailings
Deadline is based on availability | Scenic

Scenic is offering guests who book any Mekong or Irrawaddy departure between August and December 2017 free airfare from 25 U.S. gateways or $2,000 in savings per couple. These incentives are available on the 13-day “Treasures of the Mekong” and 14-day “Mystical Irrawaddy” itineraries. Guests can also save $1,000 per couple on the eight-day “Luxury Mekong” and 11-day “Luxury Irrawaddy”. These incentives are for new bookings only. 

The Scenic Spirit, a purpose-built ship for the Mekong, provides an intimate sailing experience with only 34 private balcony suites. The Scenic Aura is a purpose-built boutique vessel for the Irrawaddy with only 22 suites. 

Itineraries

The eight and 13-day Mekong itineraries sail between Siem Reap, Cambodia and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam along a route that includes a stop in Kampong Champ for a traditional monk’s blessing, high tea and an exclusive private shadow puppet performance. The 13-day version offers extra days in Siem Reap and Ho Chi Minh. Fares start at $4,090 and $6,180 per person, double, respectively – before savings. 

In Irrawaddy, itinerary highlights include a visit to the country’s economic hub of Yangon, Inle Lake, and Sri Ksetra, Myanmar’s first World Heritage-listed city. Before savings, fares for the 11-day adventure start at $6,190 and $8,940 for the 14-day cruise. 

Scenic provides all-inclusive luxury accommodations including: private butler service, unlimited complementary beverages, included gratuities, cultural entertainment and regional cuisine. The ships also offer personal service with nearly 1:1 guest-to-staff ration, on-board English speaking guides for lectures, plus a fitness center, steam sauna, beauty salon, and open-air cinema. 


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Star Clippers Offers BOGO Savings on Three Itineraries
Available for a limited time. | Star Clippers

Star Clippers cruise line has announced buy one get one savings on three itineraries starting from $659 per person. The special pricing is valid for all new bookings on any of these seven-night cruises:

April 29-May 6, 2017: Explore Thailand, Singapore & Malaysia from Phuket to Singapore, starting at $659 per person on the Star Clipper.

June 3-June 10, 2017: Sail the Eastern Mediterranean from Athens to Istanbul, starting at $819 per person on the Star Flyer.

September 2-September 9, 2017: Tour islands along the west bound Indonesian route round-trip from Bali, starting at $679 per person on the Star Clipper.

The Star Clippers fleet provides tall ships that sail with a casual yet elegant atmosphere. Each ship offers spacious accommodations, expansive decks with two swimming pools, informal dining, tropical bars and piano lounges. These ships visit ports often untouched by larger cruise ships and while offering passengers the amenities of a private yacht.

The two smaller ships, Star Flyer and Star Clipper, sail with 170 passengers each and a crew of 74. Royal Clipper sails with 227 passengers and a crew of 106. 

To book, call 800-442-0551 or visit www.starclippers.com

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Emerald Waterways Offers 2018 River Cruises at 2017 Prices
Available through April 30 | Emerald Waterways

Emerald Waterways has opened their 2018 season bookings with a special pricing deal. Travelers who book any 2018 sailing before April 30 will pay 2017 fares and receive an additional $1,000 discount per couple on sailings of 15 days or longer, and $500 dollars per couple on sailings of 8-14 days. 

In addition, guests who book a Panorama Balcony, Grand Balcony or Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite on any 2017 European itinerary will receive free round-trip airfare to Europe if booked by March 31. Guests booking a stateroom will be eligible for a reduced airfare rate of $795 per person. 

As part of Emerald’s inclusive pricing plan, cruise fares include:

  • All transfers
  • All on board and some on-shore meals
  • Unlimited tea and coffee; wine, beer, and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Bottled water in cabins
  • Continental breakfasts
  • Pre-dinner canapes and after-dinner treats in top suites   
  • Complimentary on board WiFi
  • Most short excursions 
  • All on board and excursion gratuities 

The 2017 river cruising season will introduce three new additions to Emerald Waterways bringing Emerald’s total fleet to seven. The three ships include: The Emerald Destiny on the Rhine and Danube Rivers, The Emerald Liberte in France and The Emerald Radiance in Portugal. Emerald Waterways will also introduce new itineraries on Portugal’s Douro River and France’s Rhone and Saone Rivers

To book, call 855-222-3214 or visit www.emeraldwaterways.com

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Fathom Announces Savings for Cruises to Cuba
Available through March 31, 2017. | Fathom

Fathom, one of Carnival Corporation’s 10 cruise brands, has announced significant savings for deluxe staterooms for its week-long cruises to Cuba.

Travelers who book by March 31 for Fathom’s cruises to Cuba between March 5 and May 28 can save up to 28 percent off the standard rate. Choices feature:

  • Premium balcony staterooms starting from $2,999 with an additional $150 shipboard credit.
  • Ocean view staterooms starting from $2,499 with a $75 shipboard credit. 

Shipboard credits can be redeemed for a treatment at Fathom’s full-service spa, dinner at the ships specialty restaurant or on any item from one the on board retail stores. 

The new offer follows Fathom’s recent announcement that allowed travelers to book six upcoming voyages known as the “Cultures of Caribbean” for $399 that will visit the Dominican Republic and Santiago de Cuba. 

Prices for ocean view and balcony staterooms to Cuba from March 5 to May 8 start at $2,499 and $2,999 per person based on double occupancy and includes all meals on the ship, lunch while in the three ports, on board experiences and select on-shore activities. To secure a spot on a future sailing, a non-refundable $600 per person deposit is required at the time of the booking and final payment is due 90 days prior to departure.

For more information, call Fathom toll-free at 1-855-932-8466 or visit www.Fathom.org

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Journese Enhances Travel Package to Tahiti With $50 Booking Bonus
Advisors can earn bonus commission when booking a vacation to French Polynesia by April 30, 2017 for travel through December 31. | Journese

Journese, the luxury brand of Pleasant Holidays, recently announced it is enhancing its “Future Travel Credit Offer” to Tahiti with a $50 per booking travel agent incentive to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the original overwater bungalows in Tahiti. 

Advisors can earn bonus commission when booking a vacation to French Polynesia by April 30, 2017 for travel through December 31. The bonus commission is valid when booking an overwater bungalow in any of Tahiti’s islands, including Bora Bora and Moorea. Qualifying bookings also include Paul Gauguin Tahiti cruise bookings with pre and post stays in an overwater bungalow on any island. Additionally, for reservations made by February 28 and for travel through Dec. 31, travelers will receive a future travel credit up to $500 to use for their next vacation to any destination Journese offers.  

When the travelers redeem their future travel credit, travel advisors will earn 500 bonus TRIP Points. Travelers can also take advantage of Journese’ $998 airfare to Tahiti, valid for bookings made by Feb. 28 for travel April 1 through June 22.

“This is the perfect time to book dream vacations or romantic honeymoons to Bora Bora or Moorea,” said Amy Comparato, brand director for Journese, in a written release. “We are pleased to reward our travel advisors with bonus commission and TRIP points, while also providing value to the traveler with a future travel credit and special airfare, making the destination attainable as we handcraft memorable journeys.”

Visit www.journese.com

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Pleasant Holidays Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Overwater Bungalows in Tahiti With Bonus Commissions
Valid through April 30. | Pleasant Holidays

Pleasant Holidays recently announced a $50 per booking travel agent incentive to celebrate the 50th anniversary of overwater bungalows in Tahiti

The bonus commission is valid on new bookings made by April 30 for travel through December 31 for all destinations in Tahiti, including Bora Bora and Moorea. 

Reservations must include a stay in an overwater bungalow to receive the bonus commission. Agents receive $50 per booking for each qualified booking with no maximum bonus limit per agent or agency. 

This bonus commission is in addition to the point-of-sale commission on Tahiti vacation package bookings and Tahiti cruise packages on Paul Gauguin Cruises and Windstar Cruises that include a pre- or post-cruise stay in an overwater bungalow.

In addition to the $50 bonus commission for agents, Pleasant Holidays is offering $600 off per booking on air-inclusive vacations at 18 participating resorts on Bora Bora, Moorea, Tahiti and more, including overwater bungalow accommodations. 

The $600 off promotion is valid for new package vacations booked by March 26 for travel through Dec. 31 and requires roundtrip airfare and seven nights’ accommodation.

To support the 50th anniversary celebration, Pleasant Holidays will also post content on its Facebook page featuring 50 fun things to see and do in Tahiti. Agents can share these daily posts with clients via their own social media channels.

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Viking Offers Free Air on Penthouse Verandahs
Available through February 28.
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Viking Ocean Cruises

Viking Ocean Cruises is offering guests free air when they book a Penthouse Veranda and above when booking a 15-day Viking Homelands cruise through February 28. 

The booking applies to departures April through September 2017, and offers free Economy air on Penthouse Verandas and above, and free Business Class on Explorer Suites and above. Air prices are per person based on cruise or cruise tour check-in date and include transfers. Additional gateways are available.

The Viking Homelands itinerary sails Scandinavia and the Baltic, visiting eight countries and discovering Stockholm, Helsinki, St. Petersburg, Berlin, Copenhagen, Bergen and more.

Visit www.vikingcruises.com

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February Savings at Palladium Hotels & Resorts From Travel Impressions
Available through February 28, 2017. | Travel Impressions

Throughout February, Travel Impressions has exclusively partnered with Palladium Hotels & Resorts to pair roundtrip airfare on American Airlines with up to 20 percent off all-inclusive and air-inclusive stays at select Palladium Hotels & Resorts in Mexico, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic.

Additionally, travel agents will receive 750 LoyalTI First bonus points for every applicable booking during the promotional period (excludes group bookings). Points can be redeemed toward a wide variety of rewards from Travel Impressions’ electronic Folio Reward Catalog.

Following are sample rates for five-night, all-inclusive and air-inclusive packages based on travel from Miami via American Airlines between February 1 and August 20. Travel Impressions can customize packages and discounted savings from gateways originating outside of Miami.

Cancun, Mexico

Grand Palladium Kantenah Resort & Spa – from $867 per person (discounted from $1,052) in a Junior Suite room category, plus daily room service from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Grand Palladium White Sand Resort & Spa – from $917 per person (discounted from $1,107) in a Junior Suite room category, plus daily room service from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

The Royal Suites Punta de Mita by Palladium – Adults Only – from $1,578 per person (discounted from $1,883) in a Royal Junior Suite room category, plus 24-hour room service.

Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic

The Royal Suites Turquesa by Palladium - Adults Only – from $962 per person (discounted from $1,202) in a Royal Junior Suite Deluxe room category, plus 24-hour room service.

Montego Bay, Jamaica

Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort & Spa – from $1,051 per person (discounted from $1,276) in a Junior Suite room category, plus daily room service from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

To qualify for discounts on vacation packages pairing American Airlines airfare with discounted rates at Palladium Hotels & Resorts in Mexico, Jamaica and Dominican Republic, bookings must be received through February 28 for travel through Aug. 20.

All-inclusive packages include accommodations for five nights; roundtrip economy airfare on American Airlines; roundtrip hotel transfers; hotel taxes and service charges; all meals, drinks and snacks; daily activities; nightly entertainment and non-motorized water sports.

Visit www.travelimpressions.com

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